Hon. Patrick L. Woodward (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, business dissolution, civil rights, consumer, contracts, defamation, employment, governmental, insurance coverage, professional liability, real property, guardianship, trusts & estates, family law including child/spousal support, custody/visitation, and equitable distribution.

Professional Experience

• Chief Judge, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, 2017-2018.

• Associate Judge, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, 2005-2017.

• Associate Judge, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1998-2005.

• Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County, District 6, 1991-1998.

• Former Director, Jackson & Campbell, P.C., Rockville and Washington, DC.


• Recipient, Outstanding Jurist Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1997 and 2018.

• Recipient, Beverly Groner Family Law Award, Family and Juvenile Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2018.

• Recipient, Honorary Life Bar Leader Award, Montgomery County Bar Foundation, 2018.

• Recipient, Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2007.

• Past President, Montgomery County Maryland Inn of Court, American Inns of Court.

• Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 1997-2014.

• Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2010-2017.

• Chair, Judicial Disabilities Commission of Maryland, 2007-2011.

• Past Chair, City of Rockville Board of Appeals.

• Member, Maryland State Bar Association.

• Member, Montgomery County Bar Association.

• Principal Author, Benchbook, “Landlord-Tenant Court: The Basics for the Bench”

• Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University.

• U.S. Army Reserve, Captain. Honorable Discharge.


• Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D.

•  Princeton University, A.B.

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